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  • n. The property of being huffy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being huffish; petulance; bad temper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being huffy; petulance; ill humor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a passing state of anger and resentment


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This kind of huffiness is just blood in the water for the Republicans, and "compromise" to them is a synonym for "sucker."

    Andrew Foster Altschul: Let's All Take a Deep Breath

  • David's word; but David knew how to check that "huffiness"!

    The Iron Woman

  • That's the real reason for the huffiness: Franken and his staff obviously don't know how Washington works yet -- you're supposed watch silently and courteously as special interests gut the urgently-needed provisions you've won for the American people.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Frank and Franken: The Gentleman From Massachusetts Wins One for Wall Street

  • This is turning out to be a great summer for lovers of cliches: France's football team is behaving with the kind of deliciously Gallic huffiness last seen from Pepe le Pew after being rejected by a suitor.

    Just who is interested in politicians' sex lives?

  • And let me interrupt myself to say here, I have *seen* some sarcasm and huffiness, and I have even dished some out, and in the grand scheme of things, the replies were perhaps a 3.5 or 4 on a 1-10 snark scale – right up until “lil miss kitty,” at which point it jumped to about a 6.5.

    doc.. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Actually, I was rather rude with my huffiness and ordering her to the back of the line.

    Not My Finest Hour... - SpouseBUZZ

  • Like many of these things they run out of steam, expectations vary wildly, tempers fray and the whole thing implodes in a flurry of huffiness ... or was it a fluffy of hurriness.

    Dorothy Dunnett

  • Roger, so very clever to say "before you get huffy," precluding huffiness at the part likely to cause it: "books eligible to receive them become subconsciously marked-down by the Newbery and Caldecott judges because they can win 'something else.'"

    Picking a (Prize) Fight

  • She's been a political animal all her life, meaning she is not going to have any public huffiness or outbursts of "pride".

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • The Clinton forces worked up an artificial huffiness over these ads.

    Go Ahead, Bust Some Chops

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